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The Resource To the river : losing my brother, Don Gillmor

To the river : losing my brother, Don Gillmor

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To the river : losing my brother
Title
To the river
Title remainder
losing my brother
Statement of responsibility
Don Gillmor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author Don Gillmor attempts to understand why his brother took his own life, which leads him to question why baby boomers are killing themselves at a far greater rate than the Silent Generation before them or the generations that have followed? In the spring of 2006, Don Gillmor travelled to Whitehorse to reconstruct the last days of his brother, David, whose truck and cowboy hat were found at the edge of the Yukon River just outside of town the previous December. David's family, his second wife, and his friends had different theories about his disappearance. Some thought David had run away; some thought he'd met with foul play; but most believed that David, a talented musician who at the age of 48 was about to give up the night life for a day job, had intentionally walked into the water. Just as Don was about to paddle the river looking for traces, David's body was found. And Don's canoe trip turned into an act of remembrance and mourning. At least David could now be laid to rest. But there was no rest for his survivors. As his brother writes, "When people die of suicide, one of the things they leave behind is suicide itself. It becomes a country. At first I was a visitor, but eventually I became a citizen." In this tender, probing, surprising work, Don Gillmor brings back news from that country for all of us who wonder why people kill themselves. And why, for the first time, it's not the teenaged or the elderly who have the highest suicide rate, but middle aged men
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Gillmor, Don
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gillmor, David
  • Gillmor, David
  • Suicide victims
  • Suicide
Target audience
adult
Label
To the river : losing my brother, Don Gillmor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780345814661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3516982
  • 1923222
  • 442707
Label
To the river : losing my brother, Don Gillmor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780345814661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3516982
  • 1923222
  • 442707

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